US Air Force

Al Sims

October 16, 1942 ~ August 28, 2019 (age 76)

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"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith."
II Timothy 4:7

Reflections of Life

Al was born on October 16, 1942 to the parentage of the late Ethel and Willie James Sims in Bryan, Texas. At an early age he joined Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church and was active in Sunday School, and the A.C.E. League bible study.

He attended Booker T. Washington Elementary School and graduated from E. A. Kemp High. While attending high school, he was the point guard on the basketball team and the quarterback on the football team. After graduation from high school, Al joined the Air Force and was deployed to Vietnam. Upon completion of his tour in the Air Force, he attended college, received his degree and continued to receive his law degree.

After graduating from college, he worked for the Internal Revenue Service in Seattle for two years until he became ill. He then returned to Bryan to be near family.

Al was preceded in death by: his mother and step father, Ethel and James Willie Ford, Sr.; two brothers, Joseph Ford and James Willie Ford, Jr.; two sisters, Billie Jean Mondine and Evelyn Faye Ford; and grandparents, Katie and George Eddington.

He leaves to celebrate his life: twin brother, Archie L. Sims, Bryan, TX; three sisters, Deborah L. Ford, San Marcos, TX; Katie Charles (Paul), Houston, TX; Wilma Lawler, Duncanville, TX; and Sister-in-Law, Virginia A. Ford, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Family and community members will celebrate this humble soul's life on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Hillier Funeral Home of Bryan beginning with a visitation at 11 AM, Life Celebration Service at 1 PM. Graveside Services and Final Military Honors will take place at 3 PM at Bryan City Cemetery and a celebration reception will follow at The Downtown Elixir and Spirits Company.

 

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
September 7, 2019

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Hillier Funeral Home of BRYAN
2301 East 29th Street
Bryan, TX 77802

Celebration of Life
Saturday
September 7, 2019

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Hillier Funeral Home of BRYAN
2301 East 29th Street
Bryan, TX 77802

Final Military Honors
Saturday
September 7, 2019

3:00 PM

Graveside Services
Saturday
September 7, 2019

3:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Celebration Reception
Saturday
September 7, 2019

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
The Downtown Elixir and Spirits Company
120 S. Main
Bryan, TX 77801

Donations

Brazos Valley Cares
P.O. Box 9512, College Station TX 77840
Tel: 9793617815
Web: http://www.brazosvalleycares.org

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